Career Central is proud to present a series of workshops designed to better
prepare Job Seekers to meet employer’s needs. By making you “Job Ready” you
become a first choice applicant with extra knowledge and skills demanded in
our current marketplace. It all begins with our Basic Computer Skills for
Job Seekers Workshop.
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A B C’s of Listening
For Jobseekers – For Business – For Life
If your listening habits are ho-hum, then
you are invited to the A B C’s of Listening to enhance your listening skills which
in turn will improve job effectiveness and the quality of both business and personal
Are You Job Ready?
Job seekers want to make a great impression on potential employers if they want
the job. There are no guarantees, but employers are looking for the best candidates
for the jobs they do want to fill. Returning to On Site and OnLine, this newly updated
workshop is comprehensive with a checklist and steps to take to improve your Job
Basic Computer Skills for Job Seekers
This workshop consists of the very basic essentials to familiarize you with a computer.
You will learn the mouse, the keyboard, and Microsoft Word. Using that information,
you'll then learn to surf the Internet, highlight, copy, and paste as well as how to
search the Internet for work..
Boost Your Self Esteem
Depressed because you’ve been hunting for some time for a job? Would you say you
need to boost your self-esteem? Join this workshop to learn about YOUR self-esteem
and how to stay positive in today’s economic environment.
Building Financial Responsibility*
Those who reflect a solid financial plan show the prospective employer that they
have everything organized and under control. Learn how to do it here.
Business Ethics (Work Ethics)*
This module provides information that addresses the very core elements of what employers
expect of a solid employee. This module establishes the foundation and addresses
those items that are currently an area of concern for employers, enabling you to
become the attractive employee, encouraging the business owner to add you to their
You’ve worked in the same occupation for 20 to 30 years and just don’t want to do
that anymore. So now what? Where do you begin to do the research? How do you transition
your skills? Attend Career Changers for the “How To” steps to begin your new career.
Create Your Resume & Practice Interviewing
Prerequisite: Resume & Cover Letter or By Invitation
In this workshop you’ll create a professional resume. The lesson will move through
each line to make sure everything is in place regarding format and structure. Once
the resume is complete, you’ll email it to yourself, print to take a few copies
with you, and then move on to practice interview skills. Bring 15 years of past
employment information to this workshop.
Verb: To deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties.
Stress – Anger – Rejection – Seriously Ill – Jobless – Depressed?
This workshop will help you recognize how life may be spinning out of control and how to take steps to COPE.
CRISIS-Interpersonal Skills & Curbing Anger
Interpersonal skills include not only how we communicate with others, but also our
confidence and our ability to listen and understand. Problem solving, decision making,
personal stress management, and curbing anger are also considered interpersonal
skills. No matter how hard you work or how many brilliant ideas you may have, if
you cannot connect and remain civil with the people who work around you, your professional
life will suffer. Attending this workshop will support tips to improve interpersonal
skills as well as how to curb anger.
Customer Service and Satisfying the Angry Customer*
You’ll gain insight into the 212 degrees concept and learn how to take the steps
necessary to reduce stress and de-escalate the upset customer. You’ll benefit from
the experiences of those around you and find the best way to deal with the positive
and negative customer.
First Time Email User
Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills for Job Seekers
This workshop will set you up with a new email account. Once set up, now you can
create new emails, receive email and use email to contact employers to locate the
job you seek.
Hone Your Organizational Skills
Have you ever thought about the potential cost of being disorganized? If it takes
4 teammates 15 minutes to locate one file, how much time was wasted and how many
payroll hours did the employer pay out? How about being organized in your personal
life? Do you realize how much free time you might enjoy if you were more organized?
Join us for this extension of the Time Management workshop.
How to Retain Your Job
The phone rings….you got the job! So now how do you RETAIN your job? Participants
learn practical skills for succeeding in vital areas: job performance, following
the rules (including unwritten rules), dealing with people (bosses, co-workers,
and customers), how to become an irreplaceable employee, and showing initiative.
Participants give a new employee advice on how to handle problems on a new job and
take advantage of opportunities. And participants learn the importance of personal
qualities, such as integrity, responsibility, reliability, and the work ethic.
Improve Communication Skills
Listening, Observing, Reading, and Following Directions -Did you know that employers
are screening out applicants because they are not following directions? How well
do you listen to the questions asked during an interview. Join this workshop for
tips on how to improve your communication skills.
What’s the number one reason people fail at an interview? This workshop will clue
you in and present those techniques which will allow you to be confident at every
phase of the interview process. Following a discussion of interview content and
procedure, it will be time to put those skills to use in a series of mock interviews.
Is Training Right for You?
Is it possible that a short training course could help with your job preparedness
to enhance your skills? This workshop will provide options for potential training
and steps to take to gain that training.
Learn the importance of a complete, correct, and accurate (no errors) job application.
In this workshop you will benefit from information you will need to complete an
application for employment and tips and suggestions for writing applications that
make a great impression.
Networking: Social, Technical, Professional
“It’s not always what you know; it’s who you know….” Here’s the perfect opportunity
to begin building or to expand your personal network. Don’t let this moment pass
you by….become part of the 70%.
New Beginning for the Ex-Offender
It is true that a felony conviction can make it more difficult to find and secure
employment, but you are not without options. You must exercise patience, persistence,
and honesty – after all, honesty truly is the best policy. In the New Beginning
for the Ex-Offender workshop, we’ll discuss and examine changing the environment,
employer/employee options, completing the application, and writing the resume.
Phone Etiquette, and Email Etiquette*
Just what is proper phone etiquette? What does it mean to employers? Are you using
text slang to compose emails? Learn professional do’s and unprofessional don’ts
during this etiquette focused workshop.
This is where all job search tips come together. This workshop delivers more in
depth instruction on planning your search. Learn tricks using EmployFlorida.com.
Check out alternate methods to search for work, including several newer websites,
creating virtual recruiters and more. Learn how!
Ready to land the interview? Be sure your resume is in top shape by examining content,
format, and those professional touches to get you noticed including a solid cover
letter. You’ll be ready to market yourself to the best of your abilities and secure
the interview. Then, after the Interview workshop, you’ll be on your way to your
Social Media Marketing
Prerequisite: Must have strong computer skills and knowledge of social media.
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, QR, Savvy Business Cards, Twesumes… Sound weird to
you? All are related to Social Media and are being touted for employers as recruiting
tools. Employers are now using several websites to find you and review your profiles.
This workshop will explore how to set up your profiles to become a WOW candidate
for employers to recruit and provide information how to be consistent with your
Temp Agencies-How and Why
As more employers use Temp Agencies to supplement their workforce, this workshop
will cover the how’s, why’s, and benefits of working with Temp Agencies.
The Mature Worker-Options to Finding Work
Join this workshop and learn about resources and the options available for the mature
worker to enhance job-searching opportunities.
Employers are looking for candidates who use their available time effectively to
maximize productivity while eliminating waste. Learn how to plot your time!
Touch Typing Workshop
Prerequisite: Must at least have computer knowledge
This workshop presents the basics of touch typing (not looking at the keys). You’ve
become familiar with the home row and the fingers used to cover each of the 26 letters
of the alphabet. Practice makes perfect, so attend until you reach your personal
WPM (words per minute) goal.
Websites 4 Work
Review the importance of EmployFlorida.com feature new jobs … daily! Explore Career
Central and the many activities to job readiness. Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed,
SimplyHired and more. Confused about all of those websites? Join this workshop for
hands-on website surfing to locate your new job.
Workplace Habits -Do's and Don'ts
Topics covered in this workshop include, but are not limited to: using good manners,
greeting and introducing people, business attire, showing dependability, interacting
with your boss, interacting with co-workers, demonstrating courtesy, showing pride in
your work and MUCH MORE!! Bring your best workplace examples and plan to share your
You Are What You Wear
Are you familiar with the name Emily Post? You will be reminded or you will learn
about Emily Post as we discover dressing for success and dressing for life.
*Complete all modules of the Business Ethics series and receive a Certificate of Completion
suitable for framing.
Workshop schedules for each of the Career Central One Stop locations
vary so please check the schedule at CareerCentral.jobs
by clicking on the
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